Punctuality of trains in Q1 2020


In the first quarter of 2020 94.68% of passenger trains and 47.49% of freight trains reached their destinations on time. In both types of transfers a significant rise in punctuality was noted in comparison to last year. Such result was caused by - among others - the decrease in the number of passenger trains - consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In Q1 2020 licensed railway carriers ran 419.5 thousand passenger trains (decrease by 4.8 thousand in comparison to Q1 2019) and 100.6 thousand freight trains (decrease by 13.1 thousand in comparison to Q1 2019). 5429 passenger trains and 5969 freight trains were cancelled in that period.

The highest punctuality factor of passenger trains was achieved in March - 95.94%. In January and February punctuality factor amounted to 93.95% and 94.28%. For freight trains also March marked the highest factor in punctuality - 48.32%. January and February noted the factor at 47.41% and 46.70% respectively.

- The coming months will be crucial with regard to restoration of originally planned operational service timetables by passenger carriers. Lower interest in railway travel during the epidemic and the resulting limitation of the number of passenger trains have influenced the increase of capacity of railway lines. This led to the change in transfer times and punctuality of all trains. Average delay time for freight trains decreased from 635 minutes in March of 2019 to 452 minutes in March of 2020 - remarks Mr. Ignacy Góra, Ph.D., the President of the Office of Rail Transport.

Detailed data of train transfer punctuality for Q1 2020 can be found in the passenger transfer statistics and freight trains statistics sections of UTK's website. We've also attached PowerBI interactive graphs there, presenting basic data on punctuality.

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